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San Antonio Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Doo Dah Man’ Directed by Claude Green

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Shot mostly in Austin, 'The Doo Dah Man' centers on a silver-tongued prison escapee and and a young man trying to escape his unhappy home who form an unlikely alliance on the byways of Texas. Read More »

San Antonio Film Festival Movie Reviews: Short Films (Part One)

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Up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world get a chance to shine in the short film category at the San Antonio Film Festival. Read More »

Previewing San Antonio Film Festival 2015: Director David Zucker, Actor Sean Young, Stuntman Corey Eubanks and More

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Writer/director David Zucker, actor Sean Young and stuntman Corey Eubanks are scheduled to appear at the 21st edition of the ever-expanding San Antonio, Texas Film Festival. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Top 10 Libertarian Films Rock with Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

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“When I grow up, I want to be Dr. Manhattan," was one of the responses Anthem Film Festival organizer Jo Ann Skousen received during the “Top 10 Films Every Libertarian Should Know” panel. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. After the audience joined the panel in suggesting films, well, there were a lot more than 10. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ With Billy Crudup and Ezra Miller

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What would you do if you were given authority over others and no one was monitoring your actions? Would you apply the golden rule? Of course you would, unless you had a hidden axe to grind and more power than you ever imagined you could have. Such is the case when a simulated prison experiment becomes a runaway train and no one seems to be at the controls which happened at Stanford University in 1971. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: ‘Searching for Eddie Running Wolf’

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Searching for Eddie Running Wolf, a feature length documentary by director Thomas Hartmann, defies easy classification. Read More »

Anthem Film Fest: County Charges Farmer $15,000 for Hosting a Birthday Party

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Eight little girls at a birthday party on their neighbor’s farm; what could be more innocent than that? Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Putting People Back Together

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At the Anthem Film Festival, part of the libertarian FreedomFest conference July 8-11, 2015, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, I was discussing films with a young woman who commented, “I like documentaries, but so many of them are so depressing. I want to see positive stories.” She was in the right place. Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia, winner of ... Read More »

Anthem Film Fest: Help Me, Obi Penn Jillette – You’re My Only Hope

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Producer Ted Balaker said, “There has always been outrage, but now with technology, we can supercharge outrage.” Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Plato, Revolting, and Mendocino – All in a Cave

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Ancient Greek philosopher Plato put in a couple of appearances at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, July 8-11. Two of the short films showed influence, if not direct inspiration, by Plato's tale of the cave, written 2,500 years ago. The films, 'The Cage' and 'Helio' both deserve praise for supporting the human quest for freedom and individualism. Cinematically, 'Helio' was a winner and 'The Cage' was not. Read More »